Bruins Win Big at Art Show

    Mt. Hood Community College holds an annual art show at the MHCC Visual Arts Gallery for surrounding high school students. At the college, they display the student’s work for the month in the High School exhibit and host a reception night where students can talk to the faculty and tour the facilities, as well as receive awards. Each high school is allowed to bring up to 15 pieces, and this year 6 schools participated.

    At the MHCC art show, 12 Barlow students sent in their masterpieces, and four students came back with awards. The 12 participating students were Sarah Anthony, LilyAnn Bruders, Isabella Budge, Marley Chalberg, Eric Dinsmore, Isabella Espino Hernandez, Melany Ingoglia, Autumn Johnson, Mackenzie Rodman, Lexi Shelton, Melina Tucker, and Chloe Waggoner. 

    Four Barlow students won awards at the event. 

    Isabella Espino Hernandez won 1st place for technical skill with her piece Luminescent Lines, created with white pencil and charcoal. Her goal was to make the piece look as realistic as possible, so she played around with different materials leading up to the final product. 

    Melina Tucker won 1st place for composition with her piece Calamity, made with acrylic. 

    Melany Ingoglia won 2nd place for composition with her piece Douce Matinee Francaise, created with acrylic. Her inspiration for the piece comes from impressionism, especially Claude Monet’s work. While painting the piece, she says, “I focused on creating the ability to get lost in it, like lost in a dream. I wanted it to be an escape from the real world to a softer one, letting anyone in.” 

    Autumn Johnson won an honorable mention for her piece The Beauty of Aging, created with watercolor and pen. 

    Congratulations to all the artists who won awards during this years MHCC annual art show!

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